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Weekly Bulletin
05/20/2011

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International nonprofit seeks chief of party for Ukraine media project

IREX seeks a Chief of Party to direct a USAID-funded media sector strengthening project in Ukraine.

ICFJ seeks experienced entrepreneur and business manager to transform a global media development group

The International Center for Journalists seeks an experienced entrepreneur and business manager to transform a global media development group into a self-sustaining network.

ICFJ offers immigration and multimedia training

Journalists in the U.S. are invited to apply for a one-week training program on covering immigration using multimedia tools. The deadline to apply is May 2, 2011.

Seeking trainers for climate change coverage in Africa

The International Center for Journalists seeks four experienced journalists to manage a media project to help journalists report on how governments in Africa are adapting to climate change.

International Journalism MA at City University London's prestigious J-school seeks globally-minded students for the class of 2011/12

The International Journalism MA at City University London's world-renowned Graduate School of Journalism is designed to equip you to start a career in international news reporting, or return to a career with enhanced skills and understanding.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Online journalism competition seeks entries [Worldwide]

The Online Journalism Awards recognize major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling.

Deadline: 06/27/2011

Training for reporting on AIDS available [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in improving their coverage of HIV/AIDS can apply for this fellowship.

Deadline: 07/07/2012

Grants for human rights workshop offered to journalists [Worldwide]

The workshop aims to enhance and deepen understanding of human rights principles.

Deadline: 07/31/2011

Washington Post travel photo contest open [Worldwide]

Amateur photographers are invited to submit travel photos to The Washington Post. Photographers are encouraged to experiment with lighting, angles, subjects and composition.

Deadline: 07/25/2011

Free webinar on localizing international stories [Worldwide]

A free webinar on finding a local angle for international stories is being offered by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

UN competition seeks mobile applications from young journalists [Worldwide]

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA), sponsored by the United Nations, honors the best Internet and mobile applications that address the UN Millennium Development Goals.

LinkedIn offers online tutorial for journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in learning more about how to find sources, enterprise story ideas and expand audience reach can sign up for a free seminar.

Deadline: 01/26/2015

Deadline approaching: Media innovation contest [Worldwide]

The IPI News Innovation Contest will award a total of $2.7 million in grants to fund innovative news projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Deadline: 06/01/2011

Africa

Training course for mid-career journalists [Africa]

The two-week course, sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, will focus on the history, politics and economics of reporting in the South African Development Community (SADC).

Deadline: 06/17/2011

Asia Pacific

Digital journalism fellowship open [Worldwide]

The Intajour Fellowship Program in Germany offers 10 months of in-person and online classes on digital journalism.

Deadline: 05/07/2012

Caribbean

Agricultural journalism awards seek entries [Caribbean]

The Excellence in Caribbean Agricultural Journalism Awards reward excellence in reporting on food and agriculture issues at local and regional levels.

Deadline: 07/01/2011

Europe

Contest open to student journalists [UK]

Journalists and photographers with under two years of experience are eligible.

Deadline: 09/20/2014

Free conference on journalism and politics [London]

The Value of Journalism Conference will bring together top journalists from around the world to discuss revolutions in the Middle East, Wikileaks and more.

Master's course in Media and Diversity launches [UK]

The University of Westminster and the Media Diversity Institute are launching a one-year Master's Course in Media and Diversity in September 2011.

US and Canada

Deadline approaching: Social media camp [Canada]

The 2011 Social Media Camp aims to bring together innovative participants from across North America to teach, share and learn social media strategies.

University offers digital journalism workshops [US]

The journalism school at Arizona State University is offering a number of digital media workshops in summer 2011.

Public Interest Journalism Fellowship open [US]

The Hyphen Public Interest Journalism Fellowship will fund up to US$3,500 for journalists to produce stories about Asian Americans with a focus on pressing social issues, such as immigration or the environment.

Deadline: 08/01/2011

Entrepreneurial media conference for journalists of color [US]

U.S. journalists of color can participate in a conference on entrepreneurial media.

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